Palawan’s Josie Gabuco dominated Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat, 3-0 to capture the gold medal in the women's light flyweight division of the ongoing boxing competition in the 28th Southeast Asian Games at the Expo Hall 1 in Singapore.

Gabuco earned her spot after beating Singapore’s Leona Hui, 3-0 in the semi-finals on Monday.

Irish Magno of Iloilo and Nesthey Petecio of Davao del Sur failed to duplicate their medal haul after losing to their Vietnamese opponents while Rogen Ladon bowed to his Indonesian rival in the championship match.

Magno bowed to Vietnam’s Thi Yen Nguyen, 2-1 to settle for silver in the women’s flyweight category. The Ilongga fighter earlier defeated Thailand’s Sopida Satumrum in the semis to advance.

Petecio, a gold medalist in the 2013 China Open, also yielded to Le Thi Bang of Vietnam, 2-1 for the women's bantamweight title. She dominated Ester Kalayukin of Indonesia in the semis en route the championship round.

Bago City’s Ladon failed against Kornelis Kwangu Langu of Indonesia in the finals, 2-1 to settle for silver medal.

At press time, fighting for the gold medals are Negrense boxers Junel Cantancio of Bago City and Ian Clark Bautista of Binalbagan as well as Mario Fernandez of Cagayan de Oro, and Eumir Felix Marcial of Zamboanga City.

Meanwhile, the Perlas Pilipinas women’s basketball team bounced back from a 62-57 loss against regional rival Thailand in first game with a huge 100-55 triumph over Vietnam yesterday at OCBC Arena Hall 1.

Veteran cager Merenciana Ewonritseorlagha Arayi yesterday said that they played their best against Vietnam after their worst game on Tuesday. “We need to win for the Philippines. Everybody needs to step up given that team is mostly composed of young players,” she said.

The Sinag Pilipinas men’s basketball also dumped Indonesia in their first game, 81-52.(HGD)